sustainable agriculture

Stomachache? Soil gets them, too


If your mother told you it’s important to chew your food, she was right. Dr. Kris Nichols, microbiologist and former chief scientist of Rodale, can scientifically prove it.

“We all have microbes that process food in our stomachs, and if you don’t chew your food well, the microbes get upset and lead to a stomachache,” she says.

General Mills Is Spending More to Develop Organic Ingredients That Customers Can Trace

Organic and natural sourcing led to a push for healthier soil.

By Kristen Leigh Painter

General Mills became a food giant by pioneering ideas to get people in and out of the kitchen more quickly. Now, it has moved to the front lines of an agricultural movement it didn’t start.

A series of investments in recent months for its growing portfolio of natural and organic products has been aimed at fortifying the land where its food is grown.

EFI Welcomes Rouge River Farms to Its Growing Family of Ethical Suppliers

EFI-certified Rouge River Farms sweet corn now available in Costco Wholesale locations on the East Coast
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rouge River Farms joins a fast-growing network of certified growers that have made a commitment to improve labor conditions, food safety and pest management through Equitable Food Initiative’s workforce development program.

The company’s farming and packing operations in Clewiston, Florida, became EFI's first certified grower shipper on the East Coast after meeting more than 300 rigorous indicators, based on independent assessment by third-party certifier SCS Global Services.

Harnessing Uganda’s Agricultural Potential to Improve Farmers’ Lives

Socially-focussed agribusiness improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers whilst strengthening Uganda’s agricultural value chain
Press Release

TORORO, Uganda, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ --  Divine Masters Ltd (DML), a Ugandan socially-focussed agribusiness enterprise, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the aim to incorporate 96,000 Ugandan farmers into its agricultural value chain, increasing their production yields, reduce post-harvest losses through climate adaptation practices, improve access to markets and increase household income by 10 percent by 2020. 

Generation Good: Meet 5 Students Changing the Future of Food - and the World

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MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Generation Z – also known as Post-Millennials, iGen and Plurals, among others – is a new wave of 60 million young people that we're just getting to know. They are true digital natives and the most diverse and multicultural generation we've seen in the U.S. Researchers have deemed them as individualists, realists and more globally-minded. However you define them, one thing is for certain – they are change-makers.

5 Students Changing the Future of Food and the World


Earlier this year, we kicked off the inaugural General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative aimed at solving the food accessibility problems of today and tomorrow with help and ideas from amazing young people.

After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from across North America, we selected five finalists who are doing big things in their communities with work that tackles hunger relief and sustainable agriculture.

Three Ways We’re Making Our Food Matter


Three focus areas are amplifying the legacies given to us by the founders of several of our brands.

Enlightened Farm Policies, Practices and Sustainable Agriculture Standards Bear Fruit for Pollinators


Many of our most beloved fresh food crops – almonds, apples, avocados, mangoes, blueberries, and pumpkins, to name a few –depend on pollinators to bear fruit. In addition, pollinators contribute to crops used for livestock forage, biofuels, and fibers. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are essential to our natural ecosystems, responsible for the reproduction of over 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants.

Sustainably Grown® Certification Earns More High Marks

Green America Ranks SCS’ Sustainable Ag Ecolabel; Consumer Research Confirms Label's Appeal
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In its “ABC’s of Food Labels,” U.S. non-profit Green America has awarded SCS Global Services’ Sustainably Grown® certification program four and a half stars, among the highest rankings earned by any of the popular global sustainable agriculture ecolabels.

SCS' Sustainably Grown® Program Achieves Silver Level Equivalence with SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment Tool

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 19, 2018 – The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) and SCS Global Services (SCS) are pleased to announce the outcome of a benchmarking effort between SCS’ Sustainably Grown® Certification Program and SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool. Sustainably Grown has earned Silver level equivalence to the FSA Version 2.0.


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